Ann Marie Martin


Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 4/6/2020

Let's face it – determining how to price a home is rarely simple for a seller. In some instances, your home may be worth less than you originally paid for it.

Ultimately, if you failed to maintain your house over the years, various home problems may crop up when you decide to list your residence. If these issues go unaddressed, it may be tough for you to maximize your house sale earnings.

With the right approach to preparing your house for the real estate market, you could upgrade your residence in no time at all. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your residence and ensure you can obtain the optimal price for your house.

1. Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

How your residence looks in the eyes of potential buyers is key. Because if a buyer falls in love with your house the moment he or she sees it for the first time, you could benefit from a fast, profitable house selling experience.

Improving your home's curb appeal can be quick and simple. For instance, mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges can help you transform an ordinary front lawn into a pristine one. And if you have any damaged or cracked home siding, you should repair it as well.

2. Upgrade Your House's Interior

Ensure your home's heating and cooling system and other internal systems are working properly. If you find there are issues with any of these systems, contact a professional to repair them.

Don't forget to clear clutter from your house, too. If you find your home is filled with assorted knick-knacks and items you no longer need, you can sell these items. Or, you can always donate the items you no longer need to a local charity or give them to family members or friends.

If you maintain a neat, tidy house, buyers are sure to be impressed as soon as they walk through your front door.

3. Conduct a Home Inspection and Appraisal

A home inspection usually is completed before a buyer finalizes their house purchase. Yet a seller who conducts an inspection may identify myriad house problems. They can then take steps to address such issues before listing his or her residence.

Additionally, a home appraisal may be crucial for a seller. During an appraisal, a property expert will examine a home and offer a property valuation. Next, a seller can use this valuation to determine how to price their house.

As you get set to add your home to the real estate market, you also may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will craft a custom home selling strategy for you. Plus, he or she will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your desired house selling results.

Ready to list your home? Take advantage of these tips, and you may be able to obtain an offer to purchase that matches or exceeds what you originally paid for your house.





Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 4/3/2020

This Mobile Home in Belchertown, MA recently sold for $21,500. This style home was sold by Ann Marie Martin - Landmark, Realtors.


281 Chauncey Walker St., Belchertown, MA 01007

Mobile Home

$29,900
Price
$21,500
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Great mobile with 2 bedroom, 1 bath and shed. Located in Pine Valley Plantation. This mobile will not last long. Call listing agent for appointment.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 3/30/2020

A home bar is one thing that most adults should have in their homes. Even if you’re not a drinker yourself, you should have something on hand to offer guests when they come over for an evening of food and conversation. You’ll need the right setup, the right tools, and the right recipes handy to have the perfect home bar. Whether you have a bar already or are looking to build your own, we have all the tips that you’ll need as a rookie bartender.  


The Essentials


You’ll need quite a few essentials in your home bar including but not limited to:


  • Glasses
  • Bitters
  • Bar tools
  • Recipe books
  • Spirits
  • Mixers
  • Garnishes

Find The Right Surface To Transform Into A Bar


You can easily transform any table, sideboard, or cart into a bar. If the vessel that you’re using has a drawer, that’s even better. You can keep all of your bottles, glasses, decanters, and openers in one convenient place. It’s not bad if you can’t fit all of your supplies in one place. Less used items can be stored in the pantry. 


You can even use a simple bookshelf to store all of your bar supplies. Transform any bookcase from “boring bookshelf” to home bar in no time. You can arrange the shelving by category, giving each shelf a purpose. You can keep spirits on one shelf, glasses on another shelf, tools on another, and recipe books on another shelf. 


Does Your Home Have An Actual Bar Built-In?


Many homes actually have bars built in, but people rarely use them because they feel inexperienced in using the bar tools of the trade. Whether you have a full wet bar or a simpler dry bar, keep all of the essentials there. You’ll need:


  • Bar towel
  • Trash can
  •  Glasses
  • Decanter
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Access to ice
  • Juice
  • Sodas
  • Juicer
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Jigger
  • Simple Syrup
  • Old fashioned glass
  • Peeler
  • Mesh strainer

Location Of The Bar


If you’re setting up a brand new bar, there’s a variety of places that you can put the bar. If you have space in the kitchen, you can add it to a corner right there. Other great places for your bar could be a den or a man cave. Wherever you’ll spend time hanging out with company is a good place to keep your bar. If you have children, you might even consider getting a locking cabinet system for your liquor. You don’t want little hands getting into what they’re not supposed to.  


Setting up your own home bar is something to be proud of. It will be quite the conversation piece when guests come over. You’ll be able to discuss your collection of liquors and see if friends have any recommendations as to what you might add to your selection of liquors. A home bar is an entertaining essential.





Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 3/26/2020

Move in ready home for less than $190,000?! This 3 bed 1 bath home is a true value in town. Enter in through the front room which can be used to fit your needs. Notice the hardwood floors throughout. Off of the family room is a nice sliding door leading to a deck perfect for grilling all summer long. A nice private and flat yard makes for low maintenance and great hang outs. Enjoy a beverage and a warm summer breeze on the front porch with plenty of windows letting in natural light. Nice clean basement with half bath. Did I mention the attached one car garage? Roof 2 years old, newer gas burner, Do not sit on this one - schedule a showing today!

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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 3/26/2020


112 Milton St., Springfield, MA 01151

Indian Orchard

Single-Family

$184,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move in ready home for less than $190,000?! This 3 bed 1 bath home is a true value in town. Enter in through the front room which can be used to fit your needs. Notice the hardwood floors throughout. Off of the family room is a nice sliding door leading to a deck perfect for grilling all summer long. A nice private and flat yard makes for low maintenance and great hang outs. Enjoy a beverage and a warm summer breeze on the front porch with plenty of windows letting in natural light. Nice clean basement with half bath. Did I mention the attached one car garage? Roof 2 years old, newer gas burner, Do not sit on this one - schedule a showing today!
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